Posts Tagged ‘turbo’

Two Point Two Senior vs. Junior – Dodge Shelby Charger and Dodge Spirit R/T

October 19, 2016

Roll back to 1983 if you will. You’re young, graduated from school and have been working for a couple of years. You’re all done with the used ’69 Nova you got when you were a senior, and you’re looking for something better in which to rock those aviators and Reynolds/Selleck-stache. Memories of the lines for gas are still fresh in your mind, so a V8 Mustang or Camaro is out, and while you like the European styling on the recently restyled Scirocco, the new Isuzu Impulse, and the Renault Fuego, their dealer networks mean you’d have to drive an hour just for service. Fortunately, you’re not out of luck for a sports coupe with modern style – check out this 1983 Dodge Shelby Charger for sale 33 years later for $3999 in Bellevue, WA. Thanks to reader Steve D. for this submission.

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Opposite of Curvy – 1984 Volvo 240 DL TurboDiesel

July 11, 2016

With the giant charlie-foxtrot that is the plight of the only new manually-shifted turbodiesel car in North America, what possibilities are there for drivers who still lust after that formula? There’s not much on the new market, and now’s probably not the right time to trawl the market for a used VW TDI. So that leaves earlier used VWs, and European cars of the late 1970s and early 1980s like Peugeots, Mercedes, and the odd Volvo here and there. Sometimes you’ll have to turn to grey-market cars, like this 1984 Volvo 240 DL TurboDiesel for sale for $3100 in Clearview, WA.

1984 Volvo 240 TurboDiesel left front

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No Shelby Signature – 1988 Dodge Aries Turbo

May 17, 2016

While Chrysler’s K-cars are (for most people) something to be mocked only slightly less mercilessly than a Yugo or Hyundai Excel, it alwaays bears remembering that these cars saved Chrysler’s bacon so it could produce memorable vehicles like the Dodge Dynasty, Chrysler TC by Maserati, and Plymouth PT Cruiser. Oh, and the Viper. And while they weren’t the best cars in the world, they were certainly what America wanted in 1981, selling strongly and providing the basis for many derivatives, including their famous minivan. And if you consider the competition – GM’s X-platform cars, and Ford’s Fox-platform sedans – it’s easy to see why they were able to dig themselves out of their hole with their offering. Let’s check out this 1988 Dodge Aries Turbo for sale for $2000 in Suffolk, NY.

1988 Dodge Aries Turbo left front

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